String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83 (1949) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1977. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 23 by Bob Varney.